Trade body’s waterproofing conference agenda launched

Registration for a trade body conference – which offers industry-leading insight for the specialist structural waterproofing industry and associated sectors – is now open.

The third annual Property Care Association (PCA) International Structural Waterproofing conference takes place at The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry on 13 September, 2018.

Since its launch in 2016, the event has gone from strength-to-strength, offering a broad and comprehensive programme of interest to those in structural waterproofing.

The content is also relevant to a wider audience including construction professionals, surveyors, lawyers, public authorities and academics.

Developed around a three-session format, topics addressed include an investigation into the effects of adjacent properties by basement construction and an overview into liabilities and responsibilities in waterproofing.

Academic papers relating to structural waterproofing are also being presented, and the sessions conclude with an assessment of the techniques and skills in demand into the next decade, water management in tunnels, gas control and the considerations of building basements under existing properties.

The day finishes with an interactive panel debate on the whether it is time to see a revision to BS 8102.

Delegates can claim CPD points.

James Berry, technical manager of the PCA, said:

“We continue to build on the success of the previous years’ events and the recognition of the conference’s value means we are at the forefront of sharing insight and thought-provoking content with our audience.

“As basement popularity continues to rise it has become one of the construction industry’s hot topics, receiving more media attention than ever before.

“The conference will gather together the expertise and knowledge required to create meaningful discussion and debate.”

More details and booking information for the event – which is priced at £100 plus VAT for PCA members and £150 plus VAT for non-members – can be found at www.property-care.org/conferences

James added:

“As a trade association we are able to run the conference under a not-for-profit arrangement, which means we attract industry-leading speakers while at the same time offering delegates exceptional value for money.”

The PCA is the trade body for the structural waterproofing sector, with a membership including manufacturers, consultants and contractors.

The annual structural waterproofing conference is part of an active programme from PCA overall to ensure technical competence in the industry.

Initiatives include a searchable register of Waterproofing Design Specialists and a range of free technical documents including codes of practice and best practice guidance.

The PCA also offers a renowned training and qualification programme recognised across the construction sector.

Designed to drive forward standards, support best practice and raise technical competency across the structural waterproofing industry, at the core of the PCA’s programme is the surveyor in structural waterproofing training.

This intensive, theoretical training course focuses on different aspects of structural waterproofing including BS8102, and the different types of waterproofing including Types A, B and C.

It is developed for those with existing experience in the field and can also be used as a foundation to go on to take the Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) industry-leading qualification.

PCA has produced two videos covering structural waterproofing, one explaining training and qualifications and the other highlighting the key issues, available at www.youtube.com/PCANews

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